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Metropolis Management Act 1855

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CCXIVEvery Officer to any Commissioners, Vestry, or other Body whose Powers in relation to paving, lighting, watering, cleansing, or improving, or otherwise in relation to the Regulation, Government, or public Concerns of any of the Parishes mentioned in either of the Schedules (A.) and (B.) to this Act, or any Part of any of such Parishes, are determined by this Act, and any paid Surveyor of Highways of any of such Parishes, shall be entitled within Six Months after the .Commencement of this Act to make a Claim for Compensation in respect of any Loss of Emoluments arising from the passing of this Act, such Claim to be made to the Vestry of the Parish in case the Office of the Claimant existed in any Parish mentioned in the said Schedule (A.), and in other Cases to the District Board of the District in which the Office existed; arid it shall be lawful for such Vestry or Board respectively to inquire, in such Manner as they think fit, what were the Nature arid Tenure of the Office and the Period for which the same has been holden by the Claimant, and what were the lawful Emoluments in respect of which Compensation should be awarded; and the Vestry or District Board shall, award a gross or yearly Sum, and, in the Case of a yearly Sum, for such Time as they think just upon consideration of the special Circumstances of each Case; but no such Award shall be final until confirmed by the Metropolitan Board of Works, and One Month before any such Award is taken into consideration by such Board Notice of such Award shall be given to the Party in whose Favour the same is made, and such Board shall take into consideration any Representations which may in the meantime be made to them by the Party in whose Favour the Award is made, and by the Vestry or District Board making the same, and such further Information or Representations in relation to the Matter of any such Award as the said Metropolitan Board may see fit to require or receive; and such Board may confirm such Award with or without any Alteration therein as to them may seem just; and any Person making any such Claim to Compensation whose; Claim is rejected by any Vestry or District Board may, within One Month after Notice to him of the Rejection thereof, appeal against the Determination of such Vestry or District Board to the Metropolitan Board of Works, and such Board shall consider all the Circumstances of the Case, and may, if it appear to them just, award Compensation to the Claimant in like Manner as the Vestry or District Board are herein empowered to do; and the Determination or Award of the said Metropolitan Board in reference to such Claim shall be final; and all Compensation awarded as aforesaid shall be paid out of the general Rates to be levied under this Act in the Parish or particular Part of any Parish to which the Office in respect whereof the Compensation is awarded related, so as to charge such Parish or particular Part therewith in exoneration of other Parishes and Parts : Provided always, that if any Person to whom a yearly Sum is awarded by way of Compensation as aforesaid, be appointed to any Office or Employment under the Vestry of any of the said Parishes, or under any District Board, or the Metropolitan Board of Works, or in the Public Service, the Payment of the Compensation so awarded shall be suspended so long as he continues to hold such Office or Employment if the Emoluments thereof be equal to or greater than the Amount of the Emoluments of the Office formerly held by him, and in case the Emoluments of the Office or Employment to which he is appointed be not equal in Amount to those of his former Office, then no more of such Compensation shall be paid to him than will, with the Salary of his new Appointment, be equal to the Emoluments of his former Office.

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